Very Large Antique Burr Walnut writing slope with inlaid Parquetry design. The slope has a tooled and gilded red leather skiver which is in excellent condition, this is framed in ebony veneer. There is a tilt-top pen tray, stamp slope (underneath which is the press mechanism for the secret drawers) and two brass topped ink wells (not original). Beneath the slope are two large voids one of which contains the secret drawer compartment.
This opens by way of a simple curved steel spring mechanism which is released by pressing the floor of the stamp slope. Behind the small plank are three ebonised drawers with small shelves beneath. This is fantastic survivor of a bygone age when the slope could have been instrumental in marriage proposals, letters of condolence, diarising and all manner of lifes events. I replaced the missing ink wells so that the slope could live again - or you could simply keep your iPad and correspondence in it!
49.5 x 25 x 17cm (19 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches). I have tried to capture all flaws in my photographs but without being too pedantic the faults are as follows.Lacking key - lock present. Slight gouge marks to rim - probably because its lacking key. Cracking to the walnut on all four corners as expected with this type of ware subjected to modern central heating. Small dents and knocks commensurate with age. The item "Large Antique Inlaid Burr Walnut Parquetry Writing Slope With Secret Drawers" is in sale since Saturday, March 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Writing Slopes". The seller is "elsiej03" and is located in Bristol.
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